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Lidstrom, Wings can't avoid 'question'

Updated: May 5, 2011, 6:02 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

DETROIT -- The elephant in the room could not be ignored Thursday. The Detroit Red Wings, the NHL and the sport at large may witness the final game of a legend Friday night.

"It's tough to answer, I hope not," Nicklas Lidstrom said Thursday. "I want to continue to play [in these] playoffs and keep going with the team."

His Wings are down 3-0 in the Western Conference semifinals against the San Jose Sharks. The series may certainly not end Friday night here at Joe Louis ...

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